Blog

Coronavirus and women in detention: A gender-specific approach missing

The coronavirus pandemic has shed a light on the crisis state of criminal justice and prison systems, but in this the plight of women has somewhat been neglected, or overtly disregarded. Without a gender-specific assessment and response to coronavirus, lives of women are at risk and human rights violations will continue.

Olivia Rope4th June 2020

We are 30: Looking forward to the next decade

30 years ago, Vivien Stern, Ahmed Othmani and Hans Tulkens created Penal Reform International. In the footsteps of our founders, and proud of all we have accomplished over the last 30 years, we now look forward and launch a new strategy, setting the tone of PRI’s evolution.

Florian Irminger21st November 2019

PRI’s approach: as needed as ever

Florian Irminger, PRI's new Executive Director, reflects upon how the organisation’s practical approach to penal reform is as relevant as ever.

Florian Irminger13th September 2018

Justice for women who kill

Sabrina Mahtani explains why the law in Sierra Leone ignores the realities of domestic violence in cases where women fatally attack their abusers.

Sabrina Mahtani21st March 2017